`` At The Canadian Ball `` By Martin Luther King, And Kurt Vonnegut

1481 Words Dec 13th, 2016 6 Pages
Ungrateful things for granted Simple things in life like having a bed to sleep on or a roof over your head is taken for granted. Many do not realize that without these simple things we would not be able to function properly in our everyday lives. A society without simplistic things could break down because of the lack of basic necessities from simple things. Famous speakers and authors such as Kate Chopin, Martin Luther King, and Kurt Vonnegut express their insight of how simple things are taken granted of. Using Kate Chopin 's short story “At the Canadian Ball”, Martin Luther King 's essay “A Portable Anthology” , and J. Edgar Nation’s “In The Monkey House”, examples will be described about simple things that might be taken for granted. Having the privilege of waking up every morning without caring about your surroundings is a privilege for some. Owning a house with numerous bathroom and bedrooms is something only few have the gift of having. Yet millions of people around the world do not have the opportunity to wake up a single day in their lives without having to worry about what will be their next meal, where can they find shelter for the night, or can they even survive another day without dying because of lack of nutrition and basic necessities. People who struggle with these problems on an everyday basis know how precious simple thing in life are, but some who have these simple privileges waste it on drugs. Freedom of speech is taken for granted in present day.…

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